For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:44:53 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dr Laila Mintas: The first cut of FIFA's reform taskforce is not deep enough The FIFA Executive Committee decided in its meeting on 20 July 2015 to establish the 'Task Force 2016 - FIFA Reform Committee' (Reform Committee) which is currently working on its recommendations on how to change FIFA. The Reform Committee consists of 12 people, two appointed by each of the six FIFA Confederations and is chaired by Dr François Carrard. The Reform Committee will first present its proposal to the Executive Committee which will approve and submit it to the FIFA Congress where the 209 member associations will decide about it in February 2016.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Dr Laila Mintas Columnists Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:34:09 +0000 News Analysis: Premier League clubs see matchday revenues drop, but stadiums full Ticket price protestBy David Owen
November 30 - It looks increasingly likely that matchday revenues generated by Premier League clubs will be found to have fallen in 2014-15. With six English top-tier clubs having already reported, cumulative matchday revenue from all competitions is showing 6% down at just over £290 million.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:06:20 +0000
Rangers battle to get Ashley off their back. Good luck with that RangersBy Paul Nicholson
November 30 – Scottish giants Rangers are taking steps to rid themselves of the spectre of Mike Ashley, or at least his £5 million loan to the club via his leisure retailer Sports Direct.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:50:53 +0000
Man Utd switches on to its 55m Indonesian fan base MUTVNovember 30 – Manchester United has expanded its TV footprint into Indonesia with a multi-platform deal via SuperSoccer to distribute the channel for the first time in the country.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Broadcast Football Marketing News Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:15:13 +0000 Matt Scott: Is FIFA immoral? If so the Swiss will soon wind it up "We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay... from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men." Sigmund Freud

Nothing lasts forever, that much is clear. But the destruction that is in any case inevitable can be hastened by factors not always beyond our control. Freud was writing about the course of civilisation at large when he penned the words above but they apply in equal measure to FIFA right now.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Matt Scott Columnists Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:45:46 +0000
Andrew Warshaw: Platini plight puts UEFA in a spin, and in need of it The bombshell revelation that Michel Platini - and presumably Sepp Blatter too - faces a possible lifetime ban over "that" payment has crystallised the seriousness of what may or may not have actually been agreed between the pair all those years ago.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Andrew Warshaw Columnists Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:12:01 +0000 No-show Del Nero quits FIFA exco, Brazilian Sarney takes over the gig Fernando SarneyBy Andrew Warshaw
November 27 - The head of Brazilian football, Marco Polo del Nero, has finally bowed to the pressure and agreed to resign from FIFA's Executive Committee after being a no-show for the last six months amid fears he could be caught up in the burgeoning corruption scandal.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:40:53 +0000
AFC exco backs Salman for FIFA presidency, as Bollywood prepares a welcome Shaikh Salman11By Paul Nicholson
November 27 – With the great and good of Asian football gathering in New Delhi in India for the annual Asian Football Awards, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee has given its backing to Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in his election campaign to become the next FIFA president.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:44:35 +0000
Chelsea fuels commercial slate with £30m Carabao deal Purslow and November 27 – Chelsea have signed Thai energy drink company Carabao as a new principal partner and their first official training wear partner in a multi-year deal estimated at £30 million.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:06:42 +0000 French and Belgian football take extra security measures to keep games safe French football securityBy Samindra Kunti
November 27 - In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks France have banned away fans from attending games until mid-December. Paris Saint-Germain and Brussels-based Anderlecht have been ordered to implement special measures for their fixtures this weekend.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:01:03 +0000
Danone joins La Liga's roster as league seeks new title sponsor La Liga and DanoneBy Mark Baber
November 27 - Danone's one-season sponsorship of La Liga taking them to the end of the 2015-16 campaign, has been confirmed. The deal will see the food and dairy products company become an official supplier of Spain's top two leagues.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:26:52 +0000
Liverpool think local with Foundation Day launch LFC FoundationNovember 27 – Liverpool, frequently derided by local Evertonian rivals for having its match day support flown in from Scandinavia, has launched a new community initiative with its first LFC Foundation Day to support the Club's official charity.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Marketing News Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:41:54 +0000 Exclusive: Blatter is not above the rule of ethics, say ethics chiefs Sepp Blatter15By Andrew Warshaw
November 26 - Ethics officials have dismissed the suggestion that they do not have the power to remove Sepp Blatter from office - and reject claims that he has not yet received the report into their investigation against him.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:25:49 +0000
Player development: Real and Barca lead Europe, Saints top Premier League Player trainingBy Paul Nicholson
November 26 - Real Madrid Castilla top the table of clubs that have developed players under the age of 23 and are playing in one of Europe's Big-5 leagues. Looking just at the English Premier League, Southampton have developed most players, followed by Aston Villa and Ajax in third spot.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:37:12 +0000
Swansea top attendance table but Chelsea and Spurs show London pride Swansea fansBy Paul Nicholson
November 26 – Swansea topped the stadium capacity chart on the first weekend back after the international break, with Chelsea coming a close second and Spurs third.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:48:23 +0000
FIFA calls time on 'Watch-gate' with donation to streetfootballworld Watch-gateBy Andrew Warshaw
November 26 - 'Watch-gate', the much-published saga which blew up when heads of all 32 finalists at last year's World Cup plus members of the FIFA executive committee, 65 individuals in all, were given luxury watches by the Brazilian FA to mark its centenary on the eve of the tournament, is back in the news - with an intriguing twist.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:11:40 +0000
European club players swamp FIFA FIFPro team of the year nominations World Players of the YearNovember 26 – The list of the final 55 players who have been voted by their professional playing peers for inclusion into the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI has been released, with only two players not playing in European leagues in the list.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:13:35 +0000 OM join Real Madrid on Snapchat social video-sharing platform OM and SnapchatBy Samindra Kunti
November 26 - French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille have partnered with video messaging application Snapchat in a bid to up their social media presence.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Social media Football Marketing News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:18:18 +0000
CAF Confederation Cup kick-off brought forward after Tunis bombing CAF Confederation CupNovember 26 - The kick-off time of the second leg of the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup is being brought forward from 18:30 GMT to 14:00 GMT in response to Tunisia's 30-day curfew, announced in the wake of the bombing of a bus carrying presidential guards last Tuesday.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:24:53 +0000 Truce Tournament becomes casualty of Belgian terrorist alert truce tournamentNovember 26 - The annual Premier League Truce Tournament scheduled to take place in Ypres, Belgium, December 10-13 has been called off following advice from British and Belgian authorities over safety concerns in following the raising of Belgium's terror alert.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:38:26 +0000 Man Utd, Bayern, PSG, Barca and Real suck up the Euro cash leaving scraps for the poor moneyBy Paul Nicholson
November 25 – The revenue gap between Europe's big five leagues and the rest is getting bigger and within those leagues the big five teams in each league are getting even bigger at the expense of their domestic rivals. Manchester United, with commercial income of about €226 million, generate or receive a massive 21% of the Premier League's total.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:19:01 +0000